Analyst / Associate Trade Finance

We're working with a leading marketing and commodities trading firm based in London, looking for a Trade Finance Analyst.

The ideal candidate will
be part of the trade finance team to support the VP of Finance in carrying out all aspects of the day-to-day trade finance requirements of the company. You will interact on a regular basis with other finance colleagues as well as colleagues in legal, logistics and settlements departments.

The role:

  • Daily processing of transactional trade finance requests, ensuring banks have all required security and information documents to support financing

  • Processing of borrowing base certificates, ensuring consistent accurate reporting across multiple banking lines

  • Projections of working capital trade finance requirements and line utilisation across multiple banking lines

  • Monitoring and analysis of utilisation, interest and other charges applied by banks

  • Liaising with and providing advice to different teams/departments to optimise utilisation of lines

  • Maintaining positive relationship with banks

  • Provide support to the trade finance functions in daily processing and assist in handling of trade finance transactional matters including transactional based and borrowing base facilities.

You must be:

  • enthusiastic and keen to learn

  • positive to change

  • comfortable with uncertainty and a desire to own problems and find solutions

  • self-motivated and capable of using and applying your initiative to new situations

  • able to identify and remedy inefficiencies to support scalability, including seeking technology solutions.

Skills and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree

  • Knowledge of commodity trade finance facilities (transactional and borrowing base facilities)

  • Experience in similar role (minimum 2 years)

  • Well organised, self-motivated with ability to use initiative and manage own workload

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to examine issues and propose workable solutions to management to resolve

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)

For further information please contact Sarah Stott.